Tags : Land

Asia

Laos Opens More Land to Chinese Investment, Raising Local Concerns

A Chinese company has signed an agreement with Lao authorities to study the prospects for development of 5,000 hectares of land in southern Laos’ Attapeu province, raising concerns among residents that investors will take more land over time, destroying local livelihoods, Lao sources say. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on April 7 allows China’s […]Read More

Phuket

State land in Phuket to be used for International Medical

PHUKET (NNT) – The Treasury Department has provided state land to the Ministry of Public Health for development into a medical service center aimed at elevating health tourism to Phuket province, as part of plans to turn it into a medical destination post COVID-19. Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan presided over the presentation of […]Read More

South

Mother kills daughter for land in Nakhon Si Thammarat

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: Police say they have enough evidence to prove a mother killed her daughter so she could get her land. Pol Col Somporn Prisawanit, chief of the Bang Khan station, said on Thursday that police had clear evidence that Prateep Jindawong, 54, used a screwdriver to murder her 29-year-old daughter Chonthira Jindawong in […]Read More

Phuket

Guns drawn as tempers flare in Nui Beach land dispute

PHUKET: Karon Police will seek arrest warrants to be issued tomorrow (Feb 13) for two men who threatened their rivals at gunpoint over land dispute on the dirt road that leads to Nui Beach. Col Prasan Harngotha Chief Karon Police confirmed to The Phuket News today (Feb 12) that his officers will seek arrest warrants […]Read More

Asia

‘Cremation only’ – Coffins smashed, exhumed in China to save

PanARMENIAN.Net – A campaign banning people in a southeast China province from burying their dead that has seen coffins smashed and exhumed – all to preserve land resources – has stirred anger and resentment among locals, with even state media describing it as “barbaric and unpopular”, South China Morning Post says. Under a “zero burial” […]Read More

News

DSI probes ‘Chinese land buy’

A Chinese businessman’s purchase of state-owned land in Kanchanaburi will be subject to an urgent Department of Special Investigation (DSI) probe today. Citing complaints from Dan Makhamtei district inhabitants, deputy DSI director-general Prawut Wongseenin said yesterday he will inspect the area himself to get first-hand information. Full story: Bangkok Post KING-OUA LAOHONG BANGKOK POSTRead More

Phuket

Phuket villagers march to demand land rights

Around 200 villagers in Phuket rallied Monday at the provincial office, calling for the distribution of land rights to 23 local communities on the island province. Members of the Phuket Community Network gathered at the Sanamchai public recreation area in Muang district at 10am and later walked to the provincial office together. Full story: Bangkok […]Read More

News

Govt Floats Long-Term Land Leases for Foreigners

BANGKOK — Foreigners may be able to actually own land in Thailand – even if it’s just temporary. Speaking on Thursday night at an estate trade event, finance minister Apisak Tantivorawong said his ministry is studying a way to grant foreigners 50-year leases to Thai land, though the actual plot owners would still need to […]Read More